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France at a Glance

France sees over 80 million tourists a year. Whether you are exploring historic Paris, relaxing on the beaches of Nice, skiing in the Alps or exploring the medieval cities of the north, France has something to charm every tourist.

Paris is home to monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the hillside neighborhood of Mont Martre, Notre Dame Cathedral and the art museum the Louvre. Tourists the world over have photos of themselves in these famous places. The food, culture and history of this city make it a magnet destination.

Further south, you can inhale the scent of fresh lavender and sip pastis in Provence. In Nice and Antibes, enjoy the beach and the Mediterranean vibes while you people-watch.

In the north, explore WWI and WWII sites and museums and dive into the Celtic influenced culture. Apple cider and crepes are local specialties to try. 

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Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport Paris Charles de Gaulle

Passport / Visa Requirements

American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter France if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. Contact a French consulate office to learn more about travel requirements. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather France has mild, temperate weather. High altitudes have snow. Northern coastal regions have cloudy and rainy winters, while the south experiences warm Mediterranean winters.

Safety Concerns France is the world's top tourist destination. Be careful of your belongings, especially when in crowded areas. Pickpockets pray on tourists.  

Health Concerns France has clean drinking water and good public health. Stay healthy by practicing good hygiene.

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